JAMES EDWARD ALLISON, son of Jack and Carol Fern Hunter Allison, was born September 17, 1959, in Berwyn, IL and left the troubles of this world behind on August 15, 2018, in Lebanon, Missouri, at the age of fifty-eight years.
Jim, as he was known to family and friends, graduated high school and attended college, where he obtained his Machinist certificate. Through the years, he applied that education. He worked at Detroit Tool for many years. He was respected for his knowledge and expertise. Jim also used his knowledge while building and tinkering with motorcycles and cars for friends and family. Countless hours were spent story telling, sharing laughs, and rebuilding in his shop.
In later years, Jim became the owner and operator of Senor Peppers Restaurant and Cantina in Lebanon. The friendships he developed with his customers were countless. They became more like family and he appreciated each of them.
Although he worked hard, he also enjoyed a variety of hobbies. He loved to fish. He enjoyed radio controlled planes and cars, both working on and racing them. Jim loved to ride his motorcycle, and in younger years enjoyed bowling with his fiancée Ronda. However time spent enjoying his family, especially his grandchildren is what he most treasured.
He leaves to celebrate his memory, his fiancée Ronda Smith of the home; two sons, Brad Allison and his wife Miranda of Ozark, MO, and Jeff Allison, also of Ozark, MO; three daughters, Lana Smith and Nicole Walters and her husband Chris, all of Lebanon, MO, and Taylor Anderson and her husband Jacob of South Carolina; three sisters, Candice Wilson of Lake Ozark, MO, Pamela Walters of Camdenton, MO, and Vicki Hartenstein and her husband Jonathan of Lake Ozark, MO; nine grandchildren, Alivia Allison, Kendall and Aiden Brown, Benjamin Walters, Dalyn Clevenger, Hope Kay and Bailey Ogle, and Flynn and Willow Anderson; nieces and nephews, Casey, Cristin, Corey and Jack; other relatives and many dear friends.
Jim was preceded in death by his parents.
Whether you referred to him as “Jim,” “Jim-Bo,” “Skippy,” “Sparky,” “Dad” or “Papa,” he was special to you. He made
you feel special. He had a quiet demeanor, and cared deeply for his friends and family. We will forever miss him.